When snagged a $100,000 scholarship for her cancer fighting research in a math and science competition recently, that just screamed Whiz Kid. We're on the search for more Whiz Kids in Cupertino and we know you're out there.
Not all Whiz Kids are going to delve in to cancer research as a high school student, we know that. Maybe you know a neighbor kid who weekly takes out the garbage for his elderly neighbor, or collects canned goods to give to the food pantry, or maybe your own child has a special talent.
Take, for example, who shines on the stage with his violin. He's performed at Carnegie Hall and with numerous orchestras, and attended ASPEN Music Festival and School on a scholarship.
Or who kicks it on any field on which her athletic nimble feet land. Janaye was awarded the Jay Lawson Award for "Outstanding Dedication to Athletics" last year at Lawson Middle School, and she was one of the Most Valuable Players in five sports. Not only that but she and four friends raised money and developed a .
Or who promotes the use of reusable chopsticks because she learned about how disposable chopsticks, which are bleached, pose health concerns. For a Girl Scout project she made and gave away pouches—along with instructions on how to make your own—for carrying your own reusable chopsticks to restaurants.
And there's also who encouraged classmates to walk or ride a bike to school over being driven in a car. It's healthier for kids, and they environment, they say.
These kids are whizzy; find us some more.
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